Burning / Lee Chang-dong
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the 30 films for the Main Slate of the 56th New York Film Festival taking place September 28 – October 14, 2018.
This year’s Main Slate showcases films from 22 different countries, including new titles from celebrated auteurs, extraordinary work from directors making their first NYFF bows, and captivating features that wowed audiences at international festivals. Five films in the festival were honored at Cannes, including Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters; Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book, awarded a Special Palme d’Or; Cold War, which took home the Best Director prize for Paweł Pawlikowski; and Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro and Jafar Panahi’s 3 Faces, which shared the Best Screenplay award. Other filmmakers to the festival include Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Dominga Sotomayor, Dora García, as well as Bi Gan and Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, both alumni of New Directors/New Films 2016.
As previously announced, the NYFF56 Opening Night is Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA is Centerpiece, and Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate will close the festival.
A Faithful Man / Louis Garrel
11 x 14 / James Benning
Cold War / Pawel Pawlikowski
Happy as Lazzaro / Alice Rohrwacher
The Artist Academy
This year marks the eighth edition of the Artist Academy, which offers an experience for both up-and-coming filmmakers from a variety of backgrounds to harness creativity and encourage collaboration. Tapping into both the Lincoln Center and New York film communities, the private four-day program is comprised of talks, workshops, and screenings. The complete list of 2018 participants can be found below.
At Eternity’s Gate / Julian Schnabel
Burning / Lee Chang-dong
Monrovia, Indiana / Frederick Wiseman
High Life / Claire Denis
If Beale Street Could Talk / Barry Jenkins
The Critics Academy
The Critics Academy nurtures promising writers and provides a valuable platform to launch their careers. It was started in 2012, as a joint venture with IndieWire, at the Locarno Film Festival and subsequently produced for the New York Film Festival that year.
This year’s ten selected critics will attend NYFF press screenings and cover the festival in a variety of ways, from quick-turnaround film reviews to more in-depth articles and interviews for potential publication in IndieWire and beyond.
RAY & LIZ / Richard Billingham
Second Time Around / Dora García
In My Room / Ulrich Köhler
Wildlife / Paul Dano
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is committed to fostering the next generation of filmmakers, critics, and industry professionals working in the world of cinema. The Artist and Critics Academies continue to emphasize the importance of diversity in the world of film, supporting and nurturing people of color and women, though their purviews remain expansive and all-inclusive. With academies during the New York Film Festival and throughout the year, FSLC builds new audiences and continues to advance New York’s vibrant film culture.
The program Projections presents an international selection of film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. Drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary realms, and contemporary art practices, Projections brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most essential and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists.
Projections is curated by Dennis Lim (FSLC Director of Programming) and Aily Nash (independent curator). Shelby Shaw and Dan Sullivan are Program Assistants. Projections is sponsored by MUBI.